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1. The Prestige (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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66 Metascore

The rivalry between two magicians becomes more exacerbated by their attempt to perform the ultimate illusion.

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, Christopher Priest | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

2. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

PG | 130 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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44 Metascore

A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches.

Writers: Mitchell Kapner, David Lindsay-Abaire, L. Frank Baum | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis

3. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure

7.4
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83 Metascore

Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.

Writers: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon, Alvin Sargent | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco

4. National Treasure (2004)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.9
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39 Metascore

A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries.

Writers: Jim Kouf, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Oren Aviv, Charles Segars | Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean

5. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

8.2
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A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Writers: Stephen P. Lindsey, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer

6. Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.2
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48 Metascore

Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium, the 243 year-old eccentric who owns the store, bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the once remarkable Emporium.

Writer: Zach Helm | Director: Zach Helm | Stars: Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Bateman, Ted Ludzik

7. Dogville (2003)

R | 178 min | Drama

8.0
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59 Metascore

A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away...

Writer: Lars von Trier | Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Harriet Andersson

8. The Brave Little Toaster (1987)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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A toaster, a blanket, a lamp, a radio, and a vacuum cleaner journey to the city to find their master after being abandoned in their cabin in the woods.

Writers: Jerry Rees, Joe Ranft, Brian McEntee, Thomas M. Disch | Director: Jerry Rees | Stars: Jon Lovitz, Timothy Stack, Timothy E. Day, Thurl Ravenscroft

9. Envy (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

4.7
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31 Metascore

A man becomes increasingly jealous of his friend's newfound success.

Writer: Steve Adams | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Rachel Weisz, Amy Poehler

10. Analyze That (2002)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

5.8
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37 Metascore

Mobster Paul Vitti is released into Dr. Ben Sobol's care, where only more chaos ensues.

Writers: Kenneth Lonergan, Peter Tolan, Peter Steinfeld, Harold Ramis | Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Joe Viterelli

11. Playback (II) (2012)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

4.2
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A cop investigates the case of a missing local teen, though he discovers a dark secret that has been unleashed in his town, and an evil spirit that will stop at nothing to find its heir.

Writer: Michael A. Nickles | Director: Michael A. Nickles | Stars: Christian Slater, Ambyr Childers, Toby Hemingway, Jonathan Keltz

12. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.

Writers: Arnold Schulman, David Seidler | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Frederic Forrest

13. The Men Who Built America (2012 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, Biography, History | Active

8.4
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Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the ... See full summary »

Stars: Campbell Scott, Eric Rolland, Tim Getman, Adam Jonas Segaller

14. Kid Galahad (1962)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Musical, Sport

6.0
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When he completes his military service Walter Gulick returns to his birthplace, Cream Valley, New York. He was orphaned as an infant and grew up elsewhere but always wanted to return to ... See full summary »

Writers: William Fay, Francis Wallace | Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright, Joan Blackman

15. Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Family

6.9
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Mr. Hobbs wants to spend a quiet holiday at the beach, but his wife has invited all their family to stay with them.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Edward Streeter | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Fabian, Lauri Peters

16. Ma and Pa Kettle (1949)

76 min | Comedy

6.8
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The Kettles and their fifteen children are about to be evicted from their rundown rustic home when Pa wins the grand prize by coming up with a new tobacco slogan. Birdie Hicks is jealous of... See full summary »

Writers: Al Lewis, Betty MacDonald, Herbert H. Margolis, Lou Morheim | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Meg Randall

17. The Egg and I (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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On their wedding night Bob informs his new bride Betty that he has bought a chicken farm. An abandoned chicken farm, to be exact, which is obvious when the two move in. Betty endures Bob's ... See full summary »

Writers: Betty MacDonald, Chester Erskine, Fred F. Finklehoffe | Director: Chester Erskine | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main, Louise Allbritton

18. Monkey Business (1931)

Unrated | 77 min | Comedy

7.6
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On a transatlantic crossing, the Marx brothers get up to their usual antics and manage to annoy just about everyone on board the ship.

Writers: S.J. Perelman, Will B. Johnstone, Arthur Sheekman | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, The Marx Brothers, Chico Marx

19. Stealing Sinatra (2003)

R | 96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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In need of a grubstake, a young man convinces a couple of friends to help him kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. It's a true story.

Writer: Howard Korder | Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: David Arquette, William H. Macy, James Russo, Ryan Browning

20. Tesla: Master of Lightning (2000 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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Biography of electrical inventor and visionary genius Nikola Tesla.

Writers: Phylis Geller, Robert Uth | Director: Robert Uth | Stars: Stacy Keach, Elisabeth Noone

21. Illicit (1931)

Unrated | 79 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A young couple lives together out of wedlock, but they find that they're ahead of their time.

Writers: Edith Fitzgerald, Robert Riskin, Harvey F. Thew | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Rennie, Ricardo Cortez, Natalie Moorhead

22. Lies My Father Told Me (1975)

PG | 102 min | Drama

7.0
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A Jewish boy grows up in 1920s Montreal with a grandfather who tells stories and a father who won't work.

Writer: Ted Allan | Director: Ján Kadár | Stars: Len Birman, Marilyn Lightstone, Yossi Yadin, Jeff Lynas

23. Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

7.0
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The Kettles leave their ultra-modern home and return to the country looking for uranium. Ma and Tom's mother-in-law, Mrs. Parker, fight over whether their grandchild will be raised "hygienically".

Writer: Jack Henley | Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Meg Randall

24. Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (1994)

PG | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.3
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A documentary about the inventor of the first electronic synthesiser instrument and his subsequent life after he was abducted by the KGB as well as a history of his instrument.

Writer: Steven M. Martin | Director: Steven M. Martin | Stars: Leon Theremin, Robert Moog, Clara Rockmore, Nicolas Slonimsky

25. The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)

Unrated | 64 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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When Dr. Savaard's experiment in cryonics is interrupted by the short-sighted authorities, his volunteer dies, and he is condemned to death. He vows vengeance if he can survive his own hanging.

Writers: Karl Brown, George Wallace Sayre, Leslie T. White | Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lorna Gray, Robert Wilcox, Roger Pryor

26. Off-White Lies (2011)

86 min | Drama

6.7
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50 Metascore

A father and his daughter, during the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon.

Writers: Maya Kenig, Dana Diment | Director: Maya Kenig | Stars: Gur Bentwich, Elya Inbar, Tzahi Grad, Arad Yeni

27. Dizzy Pilots (1943)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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The stooges are the Wrong brothers, three inventors trying to finish building an airplane they can sell to the army and thereby avoid the draft. When their plane, the "Buzzard", turns out ... See full summary »

Writer: Clyde Bruckman | Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Bobby Barber

28. Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (2004)

Not Rated | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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78 Metascore

Life and work of the founder of the Cinémathèque Française.

Writer: Jacques Richard | Director: Jacques Richard | Stars: Henri Alekan, Catherine Allégret, Jo Amorin, Jean-Michel Arnold

29. Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman (1994 TV Short)

21 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.6
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Comedian Louie Anderson tells a story of one Christmas when he was a kid, growing up in Wisconsin, and how he and his dad brought Christmas cheer to a woman who appeared to have none.

Writers: Louie Anderson, Matthew O'Callaghan | Director: Matthew O'Callaghan | Stars: Louie Anderson, Edie McClurg, Justin Shenkarow, Debi Derryberry

30. Donald and the Wheel (1961)

Approved | 17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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A father tells his son the invention of the wheel was most important; to prove it, the two hipsters visit the inventor caveman Donald Duck. There follows a survey of the progress of ... See full summary »

Writer: Bill Berg | Director: Hamilton Luske | Stars: Bill Cole, Bill Lee, Thurl Ravenscroft, Max Smith

31. Hysterical High Spots in American History (1941)

7 min | Animation, Short

5.9
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Writer: Ben Hardaway | Director: Walter Lantz | Stars: Sara Berner, Mel Blanc

32. Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1974 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.1
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Partly based on a true story, a little girl writes to the editor of a newspaper concerning the existence of Santa Claus.

Writer: Mort Green | Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Jim Backus, Susan Silo, Courtney Lemmon, Billy Green

33. Before the Nickelodeon: The Cinema of Edwin S. Porter (1982)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.6
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This documentary is produced by one of the world's foremost authorities and biographers of Edwin S. Porter. Since little is known of Porter's personal life, the emphasis here is on his ... See full summary »

Writers: Warren Leight, Charles Musser | Director: Charles Musser | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Jay Leyda, Rob Issen, Robert Sklar

34. The Search for Heaven (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Family

6.0
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Our lives are filled with joy and sorrow, challenges and change - all linked to growing up and growing old. Is the inevitable conclusion to life's exciting journey the termination of the ... See full summary »

Writer: Joseph Meier | Director: David Priest | Stars: Martina Brunat, Samara Frame, Allison Larned, Fred Sewell

35. The History of the English Language: Second Edition (2008 Video)

Documentary

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Professor Seth Lerer lectures on the history of the English language, from its earliest roots to its modern forms, and includes lively commentary on American English.

Star: Seth Lerer

36. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Amish Guy (2011)

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy

7.1
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The Griffins stay in an Amish village after their car breaks down, but problems arise when Meg falls for a boy in the village.

Writers: Seth MacFarlane, David Zuckerman, Mark Hentemann, Alex Carter, Spencer Porter, Andrew Goldberg | Directors: John Holmquist, Peter Shin | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

37. Pawn Stars (2009– )
Episode: Bikes and Blades (2009)

TV-PG | Reality-TV

7.0
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Rick buys a speedboat that needs a lot of work. Worst, the seats are too narrow for Chmlee and Big Hoss. The Old Man sends Chumlee on an errand but he turns up missing. An artist pitches his line of gold devil figurines.

Writers: Brian Greene, Greg Volk | Director: Jairus Cobb | Stars: Corey Harrison, Richard Harrison, Rick Harrison

38. Creation Today (2011– )
Episode: Can We Trust the Bible? (2014)

29 min | Talk-Show

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Writer: Ben Schettler | Director: Eric Hovind | Stars: Eric Hovind, Ben Schettler, Bill Maher, Tim Chaffey

39. Pawn Stars (2009– )
Episode: Chumlee Goes AWOL (2010)

TV-PG | Reality-TV

7.0
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Rick buys a speedboat that needs a lot of work. Worse, the seats are too narrow for Chmlee and Big Hoss. The Old Man sends Chumlee on an errand but he turns up missing. An artist pitches his line of gold devil figurines.

Writers: Brian Greene, Greg Volk | Director: Jairus Cobb | Stars: Corey Harrison, Richard Harrison, Rick Harrison, Austin 'Chumlee' Russell

40. Creation Science 101 (2001– )
Episode: Class 9 (2000)

65 min

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Writer: Kent Hovind | Star: Kent Hovind

41. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Face Off (2011)

TV-14 | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.9
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Jesse is brought to the FBI for questioning on his knowledge of Ricin. In a last effort to kill Gus, Walt must ask for help from an old enemy.

Writer: Vince Gilligan | Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

42. Stories from the Vaults (2007– )
Episode: Firsts (2007)

History

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Tom gets the first look at a new exhibit still under contraction at the Air and Space Museum dedicated to the development of the airline industry. Then he goes down into the vaults to look ... See full summary »

43. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Murdoch in Toyland (2012)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Detective Murdoch investigates the apparent kidnapping of a child, Veronica Bowden, where a talking doll is left in her bed. When he winds up the toy, it mentions Murdoch by name and asks ... See full summary »

Writers: R.B. Carney, Graham Clegg, Cal Coons, Maureen Jennings, Alexandra Zarowny | Director: Cal Coons | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris

44. Warehouse 13 (2009– )
Episode: Pilot (2009)

TV-14 | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Secret Service Agents Pete Lattimer and Myka Bering are assigned to protect an exposition in Washington D.C., but they fail and a rare Aztec stone is stolen. However, they are individually ... See full summary »

Creators: D. Brent Mote, Jane Espenson | Director: Jace Alexander | Stars: Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, Genelle Williams

45. The Answer to the Lost Riddle (2009– )
Episode: Prophets of the New Order (2009)

131 min | Documentary

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Writer: Michael Hoggard | Star: Michael Hoggard

46. Warehouse 13 (2009– )
Episode: Resonance (2009)

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Pete and Myka are sent to Chicago to investigate a series of odd bank robberies. During their investigation, they have a run-in with Bonnie Belski, a persistent FBI agent looking for a ... See full summary »

Creators: D. Brent Mote, Jane Espenson | Director: Vincent Misiano | Stars: Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, Genelle Williams

47. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: The Big Bang Theory (2011)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.0
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Stewie and Brian go back in time to stop Bertram (guest voice Wallace Shawn) from killing Leonardo da Vinci.

Writers: Seth MacFarlane, David Zuckerman, David A. Goodman, Aaron Blitzstein, Spencer Porter | Directors: Dominic Polcino, Peter Shin | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

48. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: The Filmed Adventures of Detective William Murdoch (2013)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Detective Murdoch and many others attend a special showing of a film that will also include sound. The man behind the scheme is James Pendrick and his main competitor, Thomas Edison, is ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Mitchell | Director: Gail Harvey | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris

49. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1997)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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Mike and the 'bots sit through The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964). Pearl returns a trio of space-brats to their parents.

Writers: Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Paul Chaplin, Bill Corbett, Bridget Jones, Kevin Murphy, Mary Jo Pehl | Director: Kevin Murphy | Stars: Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson, Mary Jo Pehl, Bill Corbett

50. So You Think You Can Dance (2005– )
Episode: The Top 12 Perform (2009)

Game-Show, Reality-TV

7.6
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12 remain. Each couple will be performing two dances. Starting next week the couples and dances will... See full synopsis »

Creators: Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe | Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Cat Deeley, Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Ashleigh Di Lello